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  • Nicky Garratt (UK Subs, Hedersleben) in Peek aBoo Magazine pt 2 - ‘Putting a krautrock band together I always wanted this fearlessness.’ (Interview Part 2) By Dani VolohovPeek aBoo MagazineFebruary 10th, 2020 When you hear Nicky Garratt’s name the first thing you think about is UK Subs. Nicky joined the band at the very, very beginning of their career. And quickly Nicky’s work with Sub’s vocalist – […]
  • How a kid growing up in the heart of central Pa. found his voice as a transgender teen - By Jasmine Vaughn-HallYork Daily RecordFebruary 21st, 2020 In an ad from Starbucks, a trans teen is portrayed trying out his new name. USA TODAY At 5 years old, when most kids wished for more sweets and toys, Preston Heldibridle hoped he could be a boy. He never felt comfortable being called a girl even though he […]
  • Hitting Where It Hurts - by Gabriel Kuhn A review of Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness (eds.), Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global Supply Chain (London: Pluto Press, 2018). After Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW and Southern Insurgency: The Coming of the Global Working Class, the anthology Choke Points: Logistics Workers Disrupting the Global […]
  • Dealing with Government Repression— An Excerpt from Burglar for Peace - By Ted Glick (The following is largely excerpted from my book Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War, coming out this June.) Since Trump took office three years ago at least 18 states have seen the introduction of legislation by right-wing climate deniers tied to the fossil fuel […]
  • New Books | Beyond the Periphery of the Skin - Silvia Federici expands on her analysis in Caliban and the Witch, exploring how the body is central to the reproduction of capitalism but also to anti-capitalist resistance. This is an excerpt from Silvia Federici’s Beyond the Periphery of the Skin: Rethinking, Remaking, and Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism (PM Press, 2020), republished with permission […]
  • You Have to Laugh—Bullet Points and Punch Lines - By David SwansonFree PressFebruary 20, 2020 It’s often hard to report on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. It’s even harder to report on the usual reporting on U.S. politics and government with a straight face. So much of it is beyond the reach of parody. Yet it also opens up opportunities to […]
  • Dani Burlison in The North Bay Bohemian - Phoenix Rising  Dani Burlison torches the patriarchy—and writes from the ashes By Jess TaylorNorth Bay BohemianFebruary 19th, 2020 A decade ago I took a writing workshop in the back of an herbal store in Occidental. Sheltered from the foggy morning inside the cozy, candlelit space, about eight of us gathered around a Dia de los […]
  • Pilgrim, Hughes Uncover Forgotten History of Campus Diversity, Identify Prominent African- American Attendees in Early 20th Century - by Anne HogensonFerris Magazine Online In 2015, David Pilgrim and Franklin Hughes, of Ferris’ Diversity and Inclusion office, began a small research project to celebrate the first African-American student to attend Ferris State University. At the time, they believed this to be Gideon Smith (graduated 1912), who went on to become the first African-American varsity athlete at Michigan […]
  • Uncovering the truth about black detectives in pulp fiction - By Jane SullivanThe AgeFebruary 19th, 2020 In 1971, private detective John Shaft was the ultimate in cool black heroes. Played by Richard Roundtree on the big screen, Shaft blasted the baddies to a funky Isaac Hayes score and launched a host of blaxploitation movies that used the political unrest of the day as background to […]
  • Bodies and Barriers and Adrian Shanker in The Courier Newsroom - Telemedicine Bill in Pennsylvania May Not Pass Because Someone Mentioned the Abortion Pill Graphic via Shutterstock / Courier By Jen CollettaCourier NewsroomFebruary 20th, 2020 The legislation would set licensing guidelines and require insurers to provide coverage for telehealth as they would in-person health care. A Republican-sponsored amendment, however, threatens to derail its passage. Coming out […]
  • Abundance: A Review in Family Medicine - By Raymond Downing, MDFamily Medicine February 2020 Abundance is a well told tale, part drama, part adventure thriller, set both in Liberia at the end of 14 years of nearly constant civil war, and in Rhode Island, where most of the characters have some connection. Julia, a 32-year-old doctor with experience in several third-world hot spots, […]
  • Political Climbers - Environmentalist momentum in the West By Richard ManningOriginally Posted on Harper’sAugust 2017 The best way into Denver is by taking the train to Union Station, a cavernous Beaux Arts building with a barrel-vaulted ceiling, giant chandeliers wrought in brass and milk-white glass, and arched windows as tall as trees. From there, it’s only a couple of […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Out in Print - By Andrew J. PetersOut in Print: Queer Book Reviews February 17th, 2020 Given the progress we’ve made toward LGBTQ+ equality, and the growth of queer visibility in mainstream politics and culture in the new millennium, surely our communities are enjoying a better quality of life, aren’t they? AIDS prevention and treatment has reversed the rise […]
  • Sticking it to the Man in Shindig Magazine - By Richard KnightShindig!February 2020 Hipsters, flipsters and finger popping’ daddies – the man gets righteously stuck! The tribes of those revolutionary times are here assembled; soul brothers, militants, feminists, queers and street-level hunters. SITTM is an authoritative guide to the pulp and popular fiction of “the long ‘60s”. that period of rapid social and cultural […]
  • The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work - New Labor ForumJanuary 9th, 2020 The U.S. birth rate is now the lowest it has ever been. Other countries, confronting low birth rates in the twentieth century, instituted supports to make raising children more appealing. They provided universal child care, health care, paid leave, child allowances, and shorter working hours. The United States, by contrast, […]
  • David Pilgrim in conversation with Franklin Hughes— Expect Diversity - Television and Digital Media Production Media In this episode of Expect Diversity, host David Pilgrim initiates conversation with Franklin Hughes, Ferris State’s Multi-Media Specialist for Diversity and Inclusion, about Ferris State’s past and some of the first international students. Together they discuss a few extremely successful individuals that went to Ferris State, international students that […]
  • Interview with Feminist Activist and Author Jenny Brown on KBOO Radio - KBOO Radio October 1st, 2019 Jenny Brown is a feminist organizer with the National Women’s Liberation and the author of a number of titles, including most recently, “Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now.” Brown was also involved in the campaign to make Plan B, the morning after pill, available over the counter in the US. […]
  • High Tragicomedy: A review of Lee Camp’s Bullet Points and Punch Lines - By Gerry BellowMockingbird As a disclaimer I need to note Lee Camp and I go back a ways. This allows me to say assurance he has always been able to be funny about things that are horrible. I first became aware of him in October of 2012 when I had my first big story. I […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Queer Lit Preview 2020 on Turnaround Blog - Turnaround Blog The contributors to Bodies and Barriers look for tangible improvements, drawing from the history of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and from struggles against health care bias and discrimination. At a galvanising moment when LGBT people have experienced great strides in lived equality, but our health as a community still lags, here is an […]
  • Anarchist Cuba in Fifth Estate Magazine - A culture of resistance against capitalism & the state By Sylvie Fifth Estate “…these anarchist rebels took part in a long tradition of imagining Cuba as an ‘island of dreams’ where humanity could create a free, healthy, educated, and egalitarian beacon for global liberation.” —Kirwin Shaffer 1933 Cuban General Strike. The bloody regime of dictator […]
  • Nicky Garratt (UK Subs, Hedersleben) in Peek aBoo Magazine - ‘In punk, I found the vehicle for skepticism.’ (Interview Part 1) By Dani VolohovPeek aBoo MagazineFebruary 10th, 2020 When you hear Nicky Garratt’s name the first thing you think about is UK Subs. Nicky joined the band at the very, very beginning of their career. And quickly Nicky’s work with Sub’s vocalist – Charlie Harper, […]
  • Working Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song— Recorded at the 2019 Howard Zinn Book Fair - Celebrated musicians, bandleaders, and authors Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore will sing songs from the brand new album Working-Class Heroes, a collection of American working-class, pre–World War II folk songs revived for new audiences. In this session, the duo will perform songs written by both by folk canon heavyweights and lesser-known but equally gifted songwriters […]
  • Michael Blumlein, Thoreau’s microscope Plus … in Peace News - By Fiorella LecoutteuxPeace NewsMay 7th, 2018 The physician and award-winning writer Michael Blumlein, started his career as a medical researcher in San Francisco. Published in 1988, his first science fiction novel, The Movement of Mountains, set the tone for his subsequent work: short stories, essays and novels merging science fiction, fantasy and horror and featuring […]
  • Heinz and Lawrence: Experience in auxiliary jobs - Living and Dying on the Factory Floor in Wildcat Magazine Originally published in GermanWildcat MagazineTranslated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) In Chicago we met Dave Ranney, in the 70s organized among others in the Sojourn Truth Organization, then companion of Raya Dunayewskaya in News and Letters. As far as his age and state of health allow, […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in Aquarium Drunkard - Blanks And Postage: Psychedelic Futures By Jesse JarnowAquarium DrunkardJanuary 28th, 2020 Like music, it’s all too easy and obvious to describe the best science fiction novels as “psychedelic.” It’s a quick catch-word for the shattering meta-realities of Philip K. Dick, and a whole range of inter-dimensional playgrounds and plot devices from the “soma” of Aldous […]
  • David Rovics — Anarchists For Bernie - Update: 2/14/2020 Since only recently discovering the social media platform, Reddit, I have been posting various things to various sub-Reddits, depending on the subject matter of whatever I’m posting. Knowing it was possibly going to be considered unwelcome on the very popular Anarchism sub-Reddit, I posted a song I just wrote, called “Bernie 2020.” It […]
  • Recording: UK Book Release Event for Journey through Utopia with Matthew S. Adams, Rhiannon Firth and Tim Waterman - AUTONOMY NOW presents: ‘Journey through Utopia’ by Marie Louise Berneri with Matthew S. Adams, Rhiannon Firth and Tim Waterman. The talk considered utopian thought in dystopian times, in reference to the life and writings of Marie Louise Berneri, author of Journey through Utopia. The talk was given at Housmans Bookshop, London on Thursday January 30th […]
  • I Want to Be a Paperback Writer— Sticking it to the Man in Counterpunch - By Ron JacobsCounterpunchFebruary 7th, 2020 Up until the early part of this century, most drugstores in the United States had full-on newsstands that sold daily newspapers, the Racing Form, and weekly magazines. They also had MAD magazine, comic books, pop music fan mags, crossword puzzles books, and hundreds of paperback titles. Running the gamut from […]
  • Jenny Brown’s Abortion Without Apology in Jewish Currents - By Meaghan WinterJewish CurrentsDecember 2nd, 2019 Discussed in this essay: Without Apology: The Struggle for Abortion Now, by Jenny Brown. Verso, 2019. 208 pages. IN 1969, THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT hosted a panel of 15 speakers—14 men and one nun—to discuss the possibility of creating narrow exceptions to New York’s strict anti-abortion laws […]
  • Cindy Milstein’s Paths toward Utopia on the Black Agenda Report - By Roberto SirventBAR Book Forum January 29th, 2020 BAR Book Forum: Cindy Milstein’s “Paths toward Utopia” The author believes we are at a crossroads between fascism and/or extinction, and a path of communal care. “The necessity of cooperation and solidarity is more apparent by the day.” In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five […]
  • Adrian Shanker reads from ‘lifesaving’ book for LGBT people - Milford. Milford Mayor Sean Strub contributed a chapter on the stigma of HIV to the new and critically acclaimed anthology “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.” Simone Kraus of TriVersity calls it a “must read” book about the “barriers we must overcome ourselves or our allies who we are, our children, spouses, partners, and […]
  • Brexit and the European Union - By Peter Marshall February 1st, 2020 Today Britain has left the European Union. I initially voted for Brexit in the referendum when I was abroad because it seemed to promise greater sovereignty and independence and because I did not like unelected commissioners deciding on our laws and rules. But I was not aware then how […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in Out In Jersey - By Sherri RaseOut In Jersey February/March 2020 Adrian Shanker is the Founder and Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dig a wee bit deeper and you find not only a committed lifelong award-winning activist but someone who is passionate about the most fundamental basic human right: access to health care. His […]
  • Shout Your Abortion in Staf Magazine (Spanish) - Staf. MagazineSeptember 20th, 2019 Amelia Bonow creo algo mundialmente viral con su hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion relacionado con historias sobre el aborto, y a raíz de eso recibió una gran cobertura sobre los medios, y multitud de experiencias de mujeres sobre el aborto en todo territorio nacional de los Estados Unidos y después en el mundo entero. […]
  • Radical America Komiks in Staf Magazine (Spanish) - By RedacciónStaf. MagazineSeptember 20th, 2019 PM Press, nos trae una nueva edición de Radical America Komiks, es una revista afiliada a Students for a Democratic Society publicó una memorable edición de “comix underground” en el 1969. Su principal artista y editor, Gilbert Shelton, junto con Paul Buhle y Jay Kinney, han participado artistas conocidos en […]
  • Growing Up Panther: An Interview with K’Sisay Sadiki - By Susie Day “As we left the courtroom, [a friend] was standing in the hallway with K’Sisay, Kamau’s two-year-old daughter. As Kamau walked near her, she held out her arms to him. Kamau took two steps toward her and the marshals jumped him and began beating him. … I will never forget the haunting scream […]
  • Gabriel Kuhn and Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North on By Any Means Necessary - By Any Means Necessary In this segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Gabriel Kuhn, author of “Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North,” and Aslak Holmberg, a salmon fisher, Sámi language teacher, indigenous studies scholar, and vice president of the Sámi Council, to talk about the parallels between treatment of indigenous Sami communities […]
  • Bosses, Birth Rates, and the Battle over U.S. Immigration Policy - U.S.-born women workers have effectively gone on a birth strike, and that’s freaking out an establishment fighting with itself over immigration policy and reproductive freedom. By Jenny BrownSocialist Forum Fall 2019 The U.S provides very little support for parents—no paid parental leave, expensive childcare and college, unreliable health care that can bankrupt you, pay that […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in The Newton Review of Books - By Michael Jongen The Newton Review of BooksJanuary 30th, 2020 Sticking it to the Man brings together a wide-ranging collection of essays that examine how the counterculture and radical politics have been reflected in popular fiction. In this new book, Nette and McIntyre have produced a companion volume to Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real […]
  • X: Straight Edge and Radical Sobriety: A Review - By John A DuerkDecember 29th, 2019 “Simply being straight edge doesn’t make you better than anyone else, especially if you embrace and perpetuate a lot of the fucked-up aspects of mainstream culture.” –Eva Hall, p. 28 Gabriel Kuhn has done it again.  Nearly a decade after his initial effort to capture the political elements associated […]
  • How Lwaxana Troi Became Our Space Aunt— on StarTrek.com - By Meg ElisonStar TrekNovember 6th, 2019 The Betazoid ambassador is the aunt who would help us dye our hair and let us confide our deepest secrets, and we would all be lucky to have her. StarTrek.com In a universe where everyone arrives in a shower of gold molecular glitter on a transporter pad, Lwaxana Troi […]
  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man on the Fantasy-Faction - By Jonathan ThorntonFantasy-FactionJanuary 27th, 2020 Book Name: Talk Like A Man Author: Nisi Shawl Publisher(s): PM Press Formatt: Paperback / Ebook Genre(s): Anthology / Science Fiction / Fantasy Release Date: November 15, 2019 (US) November 21, 2019 (UK) “She would have to do something. Something else besides living. Something more.” PM Press’s Outspoken Authors series, […]
  • Bodies and Barriers: LGBT Health Equity - Listen to our interview with Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA and editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. Adrian and Sarah talk about LGBT health, how healthcare providers can provide culturally competent care, and Adrian’s new book. Back to Adrian Shanker’s Author Page
  • Women and the Subversion of the Community in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books - By Kaitlin PetersMarx & Philosophy Review of BooksJanuary 23rd, 2020 Women and the Subversion of the Community brings together a collection of essays written by seminal Marxist Feminist scholar and activist Mariarosa Dalla Costa, which had previously been unavailable to an English-speaking audience. The texts cover a wide range of topics related to the exploitation […]
  • Adrian Shanker, editor of ‘Bodies and Barriers,’ will speak and sign books in Milford - Pike County CourierJanuary 21st, 2020 Milford. Milford Mayor Sean Strub, whose chapter, “Challenging HIV Stigma,” is included in the anthology, will also speak at the Jan. 30 book release event. Adrian Shanker, the editor of an anthology listed by NBC News as one of the “10 LGBTQ Books to Watch Out for in 2020,” will […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in Huck Magazine - The countercultural power of American pulp fiction Mid-century rebellion By Miss RosenHuck MagazineJanuary 21st, 2020 Popular mid-century paperbacks would often tackle radical issues shunned by the high-brow mainstream, disguising them in accessible language and compelling plots. In the days before digital technology, mass-market paperback books were one of the most effective ways of introducing radical […]
  • Three Things I Learned In San Francisco - By Vyvian Raoul I recently visited the Bay to promote Advertising Shits In Your Head. Here are three things I learned during my trip: The Howard Zinn Bookfair is rad af and so is John Law. Silver Sprockets is rad af and so is Winston Smith. Most of the bus stops in San Francisco are […]
  • Bodies and Barriers — books to watch out for on NBC News - NBCnews.comJanuary 17th, 2020 Finding adequate health care is often a struggle for LGBTQ people. Through sharing the experiences of 26 queer activists, “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” sheds light on these struggles and offers a road map for health equity. Expected publication: March 1. Back to Adrian Shanker’s Author Page
  • Sticking It To The Man in Paperback Warrior - Paperback WarriorDecember 16th, 2019 It’s the end of the year and the last episode of the Paperback Warrior Podcast for 2019. In celebration of our inaugural year, we are revisiting the greatest books we read this year along with lots of edgy vintage paperback talk. Stream below or at your favorite podcast provider for our […]
  • Familiar Face— in Uncanny Magazine - By Meg ElisonNightmare MagazineJanuary 2020 Your camera thinks it spotted a familiar face. “Cameras don’t think,” Annie said, looking down at her phone. “Who taught this thing to identify specific faces? Who thought that was a good idea?” “Ok, neuromantic,” Jonah scoffed at her, looking over. “Not everything is a part of the panopticon. Calm […]
  • Från macho till mångfald - Straight Edge-rörelsen har gått från att vara macho och homogen till att bli mer inkluderande. Det menar Gabriel Kuhn, som nu skrivit sin andra bok om radikal nykterhet. By Emelie SvenssonAccentJanuary 3rd, 2020 När Gabriel Kuhn gick på gymnasiet på 1980-talet startade hans engagemang för straight edge, den subkultur inom hardcore punk som förespråkar avhållsamhet […]
  • Ian Brennan’s Silenced by Sound— A Songlines Review - By Nigel WilliamsonSonglinesJanuary 2020 Ian Brennan gave one of the more thought-provoking interviews published in this magazine (#130) in which he expounded his philosophy of giving voice to the unheard and overlooked and explained his search for ‘emotional truth’ in music. He explored the same themes at greater length and rather brilliantly in his 2016 […]
  • Going Underground - By Vyvian Raoul Just before Christmas, we had a UK launch event for Advertising Shits In Your Head at Freedom Books in London. As well as talking about the book, we also did a screening of a short documentary film we’ve made about subvertising in London: Subvertisers for London. The room was packed (we actually […]
  • New Kickstarter for Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North - Check out Gabriel Kuhn’s newest book! Support the publication of Liberating Sápmi: Indigenous Resistance in Europe’s Far North by Gabriel Kuhn, the first accessible English-language introduction to the history of the Sámi people and their political resistance including in-depth interviews with Sámi activists and artists boldly standing up for the rights of their people. Check […]
  • France at a Crossroads - By Richard Greeman (Montpellier, France. Jan. 13) The nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting President Macron’s proposed neo-liberal “reform” of France’s retirement system, established at the end of World War […]
  • ABC #93: Takin’ It To The Streets— David Rovics on A Brief Chat - By Jason CraneA Brief Chat with Owen and Jason CraneJason 6th, 2020 Owen and Jason talk about anti-war protests and whether they work. Then Jason continues that conversation with singer/songwriter David Rovics. David and Jason also talk about housing insecurity, direct action, and David’s new album, Strangers & Friends. Our podcast recommendation for this week […]
  • Imagining a Europe Made Whole— Judenstaat in The Battle Ground - By John FosterThe Battle Ground10 January 2020 Perhaps it is a sign of the wounds inflicted by National Socialism that so much speculative fiction has been written exploring how things might have turned out differently. From Philip K. Dick’s stage-setter The Man in the High Castle  (1962) to Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America (2004), […]
  • Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red— A Review - By Jade SaabMarx & Philosophy Review of BooksJanuary 10th, 2020 This collection of thirteen essays threads through various movements and intellectual works that can be categorized into the loosely defined term of ‘Libertarian Socialism’. Readers would be pleased to know that the collection does not put forward a prescriptive synthesis of the ‘Black and Red’ […]
  • The Poem and Coloring Books That Inspired the Gender Subversion Poster - By Jacinta BunnellQueerbook Committee In 2004, I toured the United States for the first time. I packed carefully for the nine weeks on the road, trying my best to bring clothing that wouldn’t show dirt as washing machines would be infrequent along the way. I would be staying at punk houses and campgrounds across a […]
  • The Womxn Project holds panel on state funded healthcare prohibitions against paying for abortion services - By Steve AhiquistUprise.RIJanuary 9th, 2020 “The fact that state employees don’t have abortion coverage is actually a relatively well kept secret,” said Rhode Island College professor Mikaila Arthur. “Many of my colleagues don’t know that they don’t have abortion coverage until somebody tells them or until they, or a family member, needs abortion care.” On […]
  • Adrian Shanker and Bodies and Barriers Contributors in DC - By Doug WeeklyMetro WeeklyJanuary 9th, 2020 ADRIAN SHANKER: BODIES AND BARRIERS: QUEER ACTIVISTS ON HEALTH Adrian Shanker, an activist and organizer for LGBTQ health equity who also serves as executive director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Penn., comes to D.C. for a free talk about the new anthology he edited. Bodies & […]
  • New anthology centers LGBTQ health, features local voices in The Philadelphia Gay News - By Gary KramerPhiladelphia Gay NewsJanuary 2009 The new anthology “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health,” is an eye-opening and compassionate collection of essays addressing topics of importance to the LGBTQ community. Edited by Adrian Shanker, founder and executive director of Allentown’s Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center, the volume raises awareness about health care issues — from […]
  • Writing With My Keys Between My Fingers— in Uncanny Magazine - By Meg ElisonUncanny MagazineJanuary 2020 Like you, like almost all writers, I live on the internet. I work there, too. My Twitter DMs have gotten me gigs and solicitation for anthologies and hot tips and networking. They’ve also brought me suggestions that I should kill myself because of my opinion of Tom Clancy. The internet […]
  • Women on the Verge: Birth Strike in The Baffler - Two recent books on the fight for reproductive rights By Emily JanakiramThe BafflerJanuary 6th, 2019 Recently, Colleen McNicholas, an obstetrician-gynecologist and chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, reported in the Washington Post that the Missouri health department had been tracking her patients’ menstrual cycles. The revelation came […]
  • On the Fly! and Sticking it to the Man in CultureMag! - By David Whish-WilsonCultureMagDecember 31st, 2019 This year has been a good one for crime reading, with some favourite new novels out by Adrian McKinty (The Chain), Emma Viskic (Darkness for Light), Dave Warner (River of Salt), Garry Disher (Peace) and Jock Serong (Preservation). For my Christmas reading, I’m looking forward to cracking into Sticking It to […]
  • New York Times Wedding Announcements - GAY MARRIAGE IN A NOT-SO-GAY WORLD By Susie Day Almost 18 years ago, when gay marriage was basically illegal, The New York Times renamed its “Weddings” page “Weddings/Celebrations” and started printing in its Sunday Style section accounts of same-sex unions. So we have the Times to thank for the fact that, since 2002, queers have […]
  • Working-Class Heroes Songbook in Philosophy Football - By Mark PerrymanPhilosophy FootballNovember 19th, 2019 Beautifully produced the songbook  Working Class Heroes : A History of Struggle in Song edited by Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore  provides like-minded artefacts from the past to inspire us towards what the life and soul of the party. but look, and sound like  and the beauty of this book is that with instrument […]
  • Meg Elison’s Big Girl— What We’re Looking Forward to… 2020 on Turnaround - Turnaround BlogDecember 2019 It’s true and I should say it: Meg Elison’s The Road to Nowhere trilogy is the single greatest piece of (post-apocalyptic) writing ever produced. Elison’s books are raw, intoxicating and apologetically queer, with messed-up characters who somehow, against all odds, find hope in a bitter world. There’s a rage boiling underneath her […]
  • Watch Silvia Federici @ The Lab 12/7/2019 - Speaking to the Struggle for Change and the Politics of the Commons Back to Silvia Federici’s Author Page
  • Lessons of the Spanish Revolution— on CounterPunch - The Way Forward By Eve Ottenberg CounterpunchJanuary 1st, 2020 Long after 1936, when the Spanish voted in a leftist government, many Latin American countries followed suit – Cuba with Castro, Chile with Allende, Brazil with Lula, Venezuela with Chavez and Maduro, Nicaragua with Ortega, Bolivia with Morales and others. Vernon Richards’ “Lessons of the Spanish […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in Vietnam Veterans of America - By David WillsonVietnam Veterans of AmericaBooks in Review IIDecember 27th, 2019 Sticking it to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980 (PM Press, 336 pp., $29.95, paper) is a large-format, coffee-table book richly illustrated with color photos of book covers. Those images give more than a fair idea of […]
  • Working-Class Heroes in Folker— German Music Publication - By Ulrich JoostenFolker 06/2020 MATT CALLAHAN & YVONNE MOORE [Hrsg.]: Matt Callahan ist ein Musiker und Autor, der ursprünglich aus San Francisco stammt und mit seiner Partnerin Yvonne Moore, einer Sängerin und Publizistin, in der Schweiz lebt. Das Duo bekam den Auftrag, zum fünfzigjährigen Jubiläum des 1967 von Woody Guthrie und Pete Seeger herausgebrachten Songbooks […]
  • Bodies and Barriers— the Book You Need in New York Q News - By Sherri RaseNew York Q NewsJanuary 7th, 2020 Adrian Shanker’s book “Bodies and Barriers–Queer Activists on Health” is launching in January 2020 and everyone should have a copy. A bit like an owner’s manual for LGBTQIA+ people, who at some point will all need health care and those who provide it, this book is sectioned […]
  • Sticking It To The Man in Cinebeats - By Kimberly Lindbergs Cinebeats December 22nd, 2019 Movies and pulp fiction share a long, rich, and complicated history that deserves more consideration and thoughtful examination. A new book recently released by PM Press and edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre does just that. Sticking it to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and […]
  • Occult Features of Anarchism on PopMatter’s The Best Books of 2019: Non-Fiction - At PopMatters we tend to be drawn toward cultures’ tributaries instead of the crowded, rushing mainstreams. It’s in these places, where things are rougher, that we find trained historians rubbing shoulders with smart outsiders, where artists dare us to follow them and intellectuals show us where and who we are and from whence we came […]
  • Uncontrollable Serge w/ Mitch Abidor on The Antifada Podcast - Episode 79The Antifada Podcast Back to Mitchell Abidor’s Author Page
  • Jenny Brown picks Shout Your Abortion as her favorite book of the year on Verso Blog - Verso Blog Shout Your Abortion by Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (PM Press, 2018)     In what is surely the first coffee table book about abortion, the originators of the wildly successful hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion have compiled wonderful testimonies, photos, art, and stories of those who got abortions, along with interviews with abortion providers, to […]
  • How to Read an Election: Working-Class Heroes on Philosophy Football - By Mark PerrymanPhilosophy FootballNovember 28th, 2019 Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman provides a handy reading guide for the 12th December General Election There’s not much doubt politics is getting hot, hotter, hottest just as the nights draw in and get cold, cold, colder as Boris Johnson seek to bring some kind of ending to the sorry saga […]
  • Intellectual Property is Theft - by Vyvian RaoulOriginally published in Art/Law Network “Intellectual property is a legally fabricated monopoly, confining culture and science, and violently depriving the poorest and most marginalised from access to critical resources. The fictions of copyright and patent are despotic attempts to monopolise the mind; outrageous constraints on intelligence and creativity; and a destructive protectionist scheme […]
  • Anthology addresses LGBT health care equality - By The Central VoiceJanuary/February Issue Ever been in a health care setting and felt afraid to be honest? Ever felt invisible? Judged negatively because of who you love? The new anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, edited by Adrian Shanker is for you. Shanker is Founder and Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community […]
  • A Year in Interviews and Reviews: The Best of 2019 - Rediscover some of the most crucial interviews with our authors and reviews of their work from the past year. Use these conversations to inspire your work for the next decade!
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  • Watch Silvia Federici in conversation with Jenny Brown at Moe’s Books - Back to Silvia Federici’s Author Page
  • Howard Zinn Book Festival Talks 2019— Recorded & Edited by A Radical Guide - By A Radical Guide Teaching Resistance: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Subversives in the Classroom Silvia Federici on Witches, The Commons, Reclaiming the Body and Discovering Our Power Parenting in the Resistance with Dan Arel and Jessica Mills Working Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song
  • The Beatrix Gates in The True Review - By Andrew AndrewsTrue Review Rachel Pollack really makes you think about a lot of things. What is human? What isn’t? What is female? What’s male, for that matter? Is gender simply a state of mind? Can we be more than male or female, more than human? A transgender writer, Pollack (I never guessed she was […]
  • Adrian Shanker on Lessons with Leaders - By Alexis RaskinLehigh Valley Discourse Laurie Siebert returns for our monthly feature, Lessons with Leaders, speaking with award-winning activist and organizer Adrian Shanker whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. Shanker is the Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown and editor of the new book, “Bodies and […]
  • Revolutionary Mothering & This is How We Survive on BookRiot - How to Raise a Human: 50 Must-Read Parenting Books For All Parents By Jen ShermanBookriotAugust 19th, 2019 This is How We Survive by Mai’a Williams In this volume, Mai’a Williams shares her experiences working in conflict zones and with liberatory resistance communities as a journalist, human rights worker, and midwife, while mothering her young daughter […]
  • Interview with coeditors of Revolutionary Mothering on Chicana M(other)work Podcast - Chicana M(other)work PodcastAugust 2016 Cecilia and Christine interview the editors of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (2016), Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams. They discuss topics central to the creation of the book, such as expanding the category of “mother” beyond an essential biological construct to better reflect the active labor […]
  • 8 Minutes with Silvia Federici - March 14th, 2019The People’s Forum NYC Silvia Federici visited the People’s Forum. She is an Italian-American scholar, teacher, and activist from the radical feminist Marxist tradition. Our three key questions were “What is Feminism?”, “What is the State of Feminism Today?”, and “What is the Message for Young People?”
  • Living and Dying on the Factory Floor— An Angry Workers World Review - Angry Workers WorldNovember 26th, 2019 This book is a thoughtful and easy-to-read account of the author’s experiences in various industrial workplaces in the US in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We’ve all heard about militant steel workers in Chicago, but there was a lot more going on than that, and at a variety of […]
  • Sticking It To The Man Get Radcliff! excerpt in CrimeReads - Get Radcliff!: The Search for Black Pulp’s Forgotten Author Gary Phillips on the trail of Roosevelt Mallory, who helped revolutionize 1970s pulp fiction, then disappeared. By Gary PhillipsCrimeReadsDecember 10, 2019 The 1970s saw a spate of vigilantes, troubleshooters, and the like, loosely referred to as denizens of the men’s adventure subset of publishing—descendants of their […]
  • Shaftted! — Sticking It To The Man in Shindig Magazine - By Michael A. Gonzales Shindig MagazineDecember 2019 Sticking It To The Man, a new 320-page collection from PM Press, tracks the ways in which the changing politics and culture of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s were reflected in pulp and popular fiction in the US, UK and Australia. In this extract Michael Gonzales focuses on […]
  • Equitable healthcare focus of new book— Adrian Shanker Interviewed - The Central VoiceDecember 10th, 2019 Written by consumers, a new anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health features some familiar names from the region. Edited by Adrian Shanker, founder and executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, the book includes a foreword by Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health, and chapters by York […]
  • Talking about Disney’s 1964 Carousel of Progress with Bleeding Cool: our lost animatronic future - By Cory DoctorowBoingboingNovember 25th, 2019 Back in 2007, I wrote a science fiction novella called “The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrrow,” about an immortal, transhuman survivor of an apocalypse whose father is obsessed with preserving artifacts from the fallen civilization, especially the Carousel of Progress, an exhibition that GE commissioned from Disney for the 1964 World’s […]
  • Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be… Coloring Book Shout out on Drag Queen Story Hour - Drag Queen Story HourDecember 9th, 2019 People always ask Drag Queen Story Hour for book recommendations, so we thought we’d share just some of our favorites with you… just in time for your holiday shopping!  These recommendations are direct from our libraries to yours, including our queens, librarians, and community members.  And some books are […]
  • Rwanda: How music heals divides, 25 years on - By Ian BrennanThe Vinyl District December 9th, 2019 PHOTOS: MARILENA UMUHOZA DELLI | December 9th is World Genocide Commemoration Day. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the largest Rwandan genocide. When people speak of the Holocaust, for those in Cambodia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Indonesia, Rwanda, and beyond, there is often understandable confusion as to […]
  • Silenced by Sound in il manifesto (Italian) - The Good Ones, dal Ruanda profondo con molto amore By Marco Boccittoil manifesto06.12.2019 Un disco e un libro. Il nuovo album del trio che è riuscito a curare le ferite del genocidio con la musicoterapia degli impasti vocali. Ennesimo capitolo della sfida per la giustizia nell’arte del produttore Ian Brennan La più raffinata musica rurale […]
  • Sticking it to the Man in The Paperback Fantastic - By Paperback Fanatic How was Girl Gangs, Biker Boys and Real Cool Cats received, and how did it turn out compared to your own hopes? Iain McIntyre, my co-editor on Girl Gangs, Biker Boys and Real Cool Cats, and I were thrilled with what out publisher, PM Press, did with the book. The layout and […]
  • In defence of working class existence as choice—  - Libcom.orgDecember 10th, 2019 We read and reviewed David Ranney’s “Living and dying on the factory floor”, which was about his decision to put his academic career on hold and his subsequent experiences as a factory worker. [1] The following thoughts relate to this decision, which used to be widespread within the left. Today taking on […]
  • Sticking it to the Man on American Pulp - American Pulp Let’s face it. It’s 2019 going on 2020 and people are pissed off. It seems the only thing we can all agree is that we disagree about everything. It’s because of this anger in the world that Andrew Nette, aka Pulp Curry and Iain McIntyre’s new book Sticking It to the Man: Revolution […]